by Mei-Yao Ch'en
translated by Kenneth Rexroth
...They hang on my clothes
And follow my every step.
I can't get any farther
Than the door. I am afraid
I will never make it to your house.
from Songs of Love, Moon, & Wind: Poems from the Chinese, published by New Directions
This is my Spring Break this week. No complaints, really, but no escape either, except for tomorrow when Randy will take the girls for a couple of hours in the morning so I can run and get the Easter surprises.